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Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
+1 212-989-9735
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here mid week, only 3 of the 10 tables were in use. We were a party of 3 who were sat at the smallest and tightest space possible. A table for 2. There were 2 other tables with 4 chairs, but not offered to...More

Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Had the afternoon tea. A little expensive, but it's the city and you're paying for the experience as well. Great selection of tea. Reviews are dead on, it IS tiny inside, but very quaint. Know before going that American Express and Discover are not accepted...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Very British orientated and atmosphere. Small and ideal if you going with 2-4 people. Best apple crumble I have had ever. Expensive but I would say that because it's the same stuff I can get from England but your paying for the experience really in...More

Thank HolidayMonkey0121
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you love quaint cafes this is it. Owed for over 40 years by the same British couple. Love the humor and give and take here. It's very small, but it was full. We were crowded but we didn't care as it was just the...More

Thank skdmw4642
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I go to Tea & Sympathy multiple times every visit we make to New York. The ambiance is charming and authentically British, with an afternoon tea that cannot be beaten anywhere, full stop. But if you enjoy hearty English food I recommend...More

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Tea and Sympathy is the only place I know of you can get finger sandwiches with the crust cut off these days. Cream cheese and cucumbers, tuna salad, ham and cheddar, coronation chicken salad, egg salad and watercress all wonderful and perfect for tea, followed...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a busy Saturday afternoon, and had to wait outside for 20 minutes- which is completely reasonable as there is very limited space inside. Be prepared with warm clothes if it is chilly out. We shared the Afternoon Tea for 2 for 66$. Scones,...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I lived in the West Village for years and always enjoyed coming to this spot for tea and a quick bite with frends. I recently planned a special day downtown with my wife and kids and added Tea & Sympathy to our agenda for lunch....More

2  Thank NYFamilyTravelMan
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely! Try the chicken soup - so good for a cold day. And the lemon coconut cake with custard was delish and guilt-free. Can't wait to go again! Beautiful little place.

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have eaten here on many of our NYC trips, as it is one of my daughter's favorite places. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the service. The place is small, so there can be a wait for a table,...More

Thank psmith4203
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Greenwich Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7741
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9735
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Tea & Sympathy is a British restaurant serving traditional British comfort food. Our shop next door sells popular British groceries, sweets, tea, tea-pots, cups and saucers, and lots more.
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